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january 15th. >> sources tell cnn president obama is likely to nominate republican chuck hagel as defense secretary next week. he was a former senator from nebraska who retired in 2009. the president has called him a patriot but critics have noted he has opposed sanctions against iran and the surge of troops in iraq under the bush administration. >>> it may be a new year but congress it appears is reverting to its old ways, the same old same old. with multiple budget crises ahead like the debt ceiling and automatic spending cuts, the continuing budget resolution, the people who watch capitol hill say the partisanship and brinkmanship will be as bitter as ever. cnn's national political correspondent jim acosta explains why. >> reporter: after surviving a failed coup led by his own members beleaguered house speaker john boehner wants to take the same fractured party into battle. in a closed door meeting with house republicans a source in the room tells cnn boehner said he will demand budget cuts larger than any increase in the nation's debt limit. with the fiscal cliff behind us boehner tol
in afghanistan at the time of his resignation. the article caught him criticizing president obama and vice president biden. the magazine stands by its reporting. >>> now to syria where president assad addressed his nation in a rare speech just moments ago since the embattled president's last address in june, tens of thousands of syrians have been killed and even more have fled their homeland. more than 60,000 people have been killed across the country and the new year looks to be ushering in the same bloodshed and violence. mohammed jamjoon is watching things from beirut. if you can, break down what he had to say. >> good morning, randi. what we heard was a defiant reporting a lot of the same rhetoric that we heard from him when he's given speeches. rarely he has given them the last couple years but when he's given them or given interviews he disputed the notion that there was even a revolution going on in syria. he talked about how there was no fight in syria between the opposition and government forces, rather, it was between syria and its enemies. here's more of what he had to say speci
with the expected next step in president obama's big cabinet shakeup. sources tell cnn that the president is likely to nominate republican chuck hagel as defense secretary next week. hagel is a former senator from nebraska who retired in 2009. the president explained why he is behind hagel on "meet the press." >> disqualify him? >> not that i see. i served with chuck hagel. i know him. he is a patriot. he is somebody who has done extraordinary work both in the united states senate, somebody who served this country with valor in vietnam. this is somebody who is currently serving on my intelligence advisory board and doing an outstanding job. so i haven't made a decision on this. with respect to the particular comment you quoted he apologized for it. >> the president there is referring to anti-gay remarks hagel made in the past, remarks that this ad in the "new york times" points out. the ad from the log cabin republicans also mentions other criticisms of hagel. he has opposed sanctions against iran and some say he has been less than emphatic about his support for israel. >>> the economy is ending 20
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